International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | Qatar | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Leaving the Daylight: The Adjustments of Filipino Night Shift Workers in the State of Qatar

Dr. Fredelito Don John A. Vallesteros [3] | Paolo Andrei Emmanuel B. Dipasupil | Rev Adligh V. Gamayon | Dianne Grace M. Bautista | Jeshana Novene F. De Guzman | Ezekielle M. Milan

Abstract: Background: Qatar, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, is among the countries relying on the foreign workforce to progress economically. Among the workforce are Filipino night shift workers who seek to improve and attain professional growth. This study focuses on achieving a complete understanding on the struggles of Filipino night shift workers while attaining professional while working in the state of Qatar Method: This qualitative paper made use of a phenomenological research design to understand the lived experiences and perceptions of the participants, specifically Filipino night shift workers, relative to the central question: How do night shift employees deal with their professional growth; financial problems; and personal problems Data were gathered through a twenty-five semi-structured interview, and were analyzed using an inductive approach in theme development. Findings: Findings have shown the advantages and disadvantages of being a night shift worker in terms of professional growth; which implies the adjustments done by night shift workers to mainly cater to the needs of their families. Conclusion: Filipino night shift workers self-motivation plays a big part in attaining professional growth. Recommendation: To fill in the literature gap, this paper suggests future researchers focus on one profession and address various factors such as personal, financial state, and familial matters.

Keywords: Filipino Night Shift Worker, Acculturation, Coping Mechanisms, Professional Growth, Qatar, Struggles of Night Shift Worker, Phenomenological

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,

Pages: 1739 - 1754

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